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Time to put down the aluminum bat

If you complain about baseball players using steroids, then you'd better stop using an aluminum bat. Story

Updated: May 23, 2007, 12:49 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

OK. I hereby challenge everyone who complains about baseball players using steroids and HGH to swear off using the biggest performance enhancer of all: metal alloy softball bats.

I know, I know. These lightweight bats are very appealing, capable of adding 30-50 feet to your fly balls because of increased bat speed and trampoline effects. I've used them, like everyone else. Heck, when I was a kid, I was the first on my block and the second in my league to get an aluminum bat. I had one ...

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